Awards Program

Synchro Alberta annually recognizes individuals and clubs within our sport. Awards, in the following categories are presented at our Aquatic Awards Banquet.

• Athlete awards are based on the age of the competitor and not the age group they swim in.
• Points will be awarded as per the Synchro Alberta point system.
• A minimum of three (3) swimmers must be in a category before points are awarded.
• Athletes who are in a category with three (3) swimmers will score full points for their finishes.
• Athletes who swim in multiple age categories will have their points combined across age groups with the exception of figures. Figure points will only be awarded once in the youngest age category in which they compete.
• Points will be awarded as per the Synchro Alberta Points system based on performance at Provincial Qualifier, Wildrose Qualifier, Provincials, Wildrose Classic, Divisionals and Nationals, as applicable. Points will be awarded for both figures, routines and tech routines.

Provincial 10 & under Athlete of the Year
The Alberta athlete competing in the Provincial Stream and receiving the most points based on performance at pre-determined sanctioned meets.
Provincial 12 & under Athlete of the Year
The Alberta athlete competing in the Provincial Stream and receiving the most points based on performance at pre-determined sanctioned meets.
National 13-15 Athlete of the Year
The Alberta athlete competing in the 13-15 age category at the National Stream and receiving the most points based on performance at pre-determined sanctioned meets.
National Junior Athlete of the Year
The Alberta athlete competing in the Junior age category at the National Stream and receiving the most points based on performance at pre-determined sanctioned meets.
National Senior Athlete of the Year
The Alberta athlete competing in the Senior age category at the National Stream and receiving the most points based on performance at pre-determined sanctioned meets.

• Division determined by where the largest gap is based on registration numbers of clubs
• Points will be awarded as per the Synchro Alberta Points system
• Based on performance of figures and routines at all meets (Qualifiers, Wildrose, Provincials, Divisionals and Nationals)
• Total points scored will be divided by the total entries per club
• At inter-provincial meets (Divisionals and Nationals) points will be scored for actual placing and not Albertan against Albertan.

Club Performance Award – Small Club
Presented to a small club that has earned the most performance points at the Qualifiers, Provincials, Wildrose Classic, Divisionals and Nationals.
Club Performance Award – Large Club
Presented to a large club that has earned the most performance points at the Qualifiers, Provincials, Wildrose Classic, Divisionals and Nationals.

Most Promising Coach
An Alberta coach that has coached for no more than two years in the competitive program and receives the highest point total based on their swimmers’ performances at meets as per the Synchro Alberta point system.
• Individual must have minimum Tech 1 or Intro to Competition Coach training.
• Has coached for no more than 2 years in the competitive program.
• Based on Synchro Alberta points of athletes achieving top 6 results coached at Qualifiers, Provincials, Wildrose Classic, Divisionals and Nationals.

Provincial Coach of the Year
An Alberta coach who coaches in the Provincial Stream that receives the highest point total based on their swimmers’ performances at the Wildrose Classic Qualifer and Wildrose Classic as per the Synchro Alberta point system.
• Individual must be minimum level 1 or Intro to Competition fully certified
• Individual must be the primary coach of the routine/athlete
• Based on points of athletes achieving top 6 results coached at the Qualifier, Provincials.

National Coach of the Year
An Alberta coach who coaches in the National Stream that receives the highest point total based on their swimmers’ performances at the Provincial Qualifier to Nationals as per the Synchro Alberta point system.
• Individual must be minimum level 2 or Intro to Competition fully certified.
• Individual must be the primary coach of the routine/athlete.
• Based on points of athletes achieving top 6 results coached at Qualifier, Provincials, Divisionals and Nationals.

Diva Award (selection process under review)
An Alberta coach selected from their peers to have contributed the most to the growth and development of coaches in the province in the current season.
• Coaches in attendance at the annual Aquatic Conference will cast a ballot for the coach they feel has contributed the most to the province in the current season.
• Coaches will be asked to take into consideration qualities such as performance, professionalism, innovation and/or communication.

President’s Award
Recognizes outstanding contribution or accomplishment as determined by the Synchro Alberta President.

Outstanding Achievement
An Alberta athlete or coach who achieved a high level of success in the current season that has not already been accounted for in other awards.

Gold Award – Nominations accepted from any Synchro Alberta member
An active volunteer who has provided 10 years or more of outstanding service and/or meritorious contributions to the sport at the Provincial and National levels.
• Given to an active volunteer who has provided 10 years or more of outstanding service and/or meritorious contributions to the sport at the Provincial and National levels.
• Nominees can be submitted by any Synchro Alberta member.
• Past winners of this award are not eligible for re-nomination.

Official of the Year – Nominated by the Official’s Chair
Awarded to an official who has judged or refereed at a variety of meets during the current season. It acknowledges an official who is continually learning and expanding their knowledge and sharing it with others.
• Nominee is recommended by the Official’s Chair.

Volunteer of the Year – Nominations accepted from all Synchro Alberta members
An active volunteer whose efforts have produced specific positive results in the club and/or province. An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport and its’ participants as an exemplary role model for others.
• Given to an active volunteer whose efforts have produced specific, positive results in the club and/or province.
• An individual whose contributions reflect passion for the sport, and its’ participants as an exemplary role model for others.
• Nominees can be submitted by any Synchro Alberta member.